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this on the eve of an election. again, i'm obviously not positing some huge conspiracy. in our environment, in our hyperpartisan environment, most people in a situation like this seeing any possibility for political advantage would have raced to expose something like this, right? general petraeus was confronted about this two weeks ago, right? two weeks before the election. chose -- ultimately decided to resign but didn't decide to resign at that moment. was there part of the reason he did not decide to resign immediately upon being confronted on this, he knew it would be embarrassing for the administration on the eve of an election? that's a reasonable inference. there's so much we don't know because so many people individually have not spoken publicly about the chain of events and their motivations in terms of keeping quiet at a moment of maximum political volatility. >> just to clarify because i've raised a lot of questions here, my biggest concern isn't what happened at the end. i understand there are a lot of conservatives that are going to be thinking that this was -- >> cover-up. >> benghaz
and especially on the rich. the tax initiative passed in california. and this is clearly a different environment. the republicans like to say it's a status quo election. but there are huge shifts and even the house which remained republican, more democrats voted and the republicans maintained the house only because of restricting and jerry than dering. so i do think the white house has the upper hand. but president obama has to be willing to also go over the cliff if necessary and not allow -- he can't be the one who blinks first. >> rachel, listening to what eleanor is quoting bill crystal having said this morning on the talk shows, wouldn't it have been smarter for the republicans to get to that point a week ago if not sooner before the election? >> this is a real test for both john boehner and president obama. as any negotiation works, we see in the capitol, in this area, each side has to first mark their territory, go to their corners. and after each side has clearly established with their own position, then and only then can we start to see movement toward the middle. so the interesting thi
green, all things relating to the environment and our energy policy how optimistic are you that we're going to find a solution to this in the coming years, which is to say the next four? >> you know, in hearing the president speak and reading -- it's i guess confused as an observer and i love listening to you but trying to parse out what it means because what it goes back to for me, in the election, when politicians were separating ow the economy from birth control i was like, no, it's the same. when we hear, we have to see what's economically sound, and when we talk about climate change and energy, didn't i just hear, and don't we think the future is green jobs and what that means? so kind of stepping back, makes me feel frustrated because i feel like isn't that the direction we need to be going in and how do we convince americans that, yeah, you know what, prices at pump have to go up if we want to have them not? >> you can ask somebody who has lost a business in coney island or in the rockaways if this is about jobs and growth. >> right. >> there are people who are going to take
and a stale sort of polarized environment who can lead to capitol hill where we need the change to happen right now. >> we see a staggering 20 seats in the senate. that is still not reflective of the actual number of women in this country. so if you look at places -- >> more than those who vote, for that matter. >> right. and if you look at places like new hampshire, it's become a full-fledged female takeover. >> we're more interested in getting the job done than the power play. >> all right. susan, thank you so much. doug, thanks to you as well. do appreciate your time. >> thanks, craig. >>> up next, we'll tell you why there is more reason to talk about sesame street. that's right. we're still talking about sesame street but there's good reason today. and guess who is back on twitter. we'll tell you why. you're watching msnbc. [ male announcer ] humana and walmart have teamed up to bring you a low-priced medicare prescription drug plan. ♪ with a low national plan premium... ♪ ...and copays as low as one dollar... ♪ ...saving on your medicare prescriptions is easy. ♪ so you're fre
operative working in a democratic environment put together a memo. he explained how he was going to make the democrat ectexas political establishment a republican electoral gold mine, which he succeeded. in that memo, he wrote the words, when things are going badly, attack, attack, attack. that has always his motif. in this case, things went very, very badly, involving many very wealthy, very influential people, and his reaction is just attack the other guy. >> let me ask you this quickly. you've written two books, you know it very well d this tarnish the brand of karl rove? is this the beginning of the end of karl rover? >> it is not in my estimation the end of karl rove. remember in 2004 he was the hero, the architect who lifted george bush for reelection in difficult situation, but by 2006 he was the goat when the democrats came back. he's been in this position before when people say he's finished. anyone who thinks that karl rove is finished, his days are on the floor, he is a has been, are people, whether republican enemies or democratic opponents, are wishing for something that not
it was such a politically charged environment dealing with benghazi and the cia, we didn't -- they didn't want to bring something to the president that was half-baked. i think they showed great restraint in really not getting caught up in the politico hoopla that was months ago. they did it the right way by not politicizing this thing. >> petraeus was scheduled to testify this thursday in these congressional senate hearings that have been established to find out more information about benghazi. a lot of which he has been front and center of trying to pull together information on on the point person on this. senator lindsey graham made an important statement -- >> we have four dead americans in benghazi. we have a national secure failure along in the making. i don't see how in the world you can find out what happened in benghazi before, during and after the attack if general petraeus doesn't testify. so from my point of view, it's absolutely essential that he give testimony before the congress so we can figure out benghazi. >> his second is going to step in to give that testimony now. but could he be co
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but the whole political environment has changed ven the success of not just president obama but democrats more broadly in congress. and it does change everyone's incentive structure. there's no one, no one, who is politically well affected positively affected if the country drops into a second dip of a massive recession in the first half of 2013. >> chris cillizza, john heilemann, thank you both very much. joining me now to discuss the fiscal cliff negotiations, from inside, the house democratic perspective, chris van hollen, ranking member of the house budget committee and someone who served on the super committee. we've not completely depressed you about what you face, you know what you face. you've been in talks that have reds during the campaign. i would argue there was nothing specific other than hints from either mitt romney or president obama during the campaign that would tell people exactly how they were going to deal with these cuts and what they were going to do and how to approach entitlements. you can argue they don't have a mandate to deal with this. how do you approach the fisca
resignation? maybe there would be in the current environment. i can't tell anymore what the standards are sometimes. >> well, you know, i don't know. >> i mean it. >> i doubt that. i think you're probably right. and certainly it doesn't apply to members of congress, but they're elected officials and these are appointed officials. the fbi basically says we decided to tell the dni, the director of national intelligence, james clapper, when we were all done what happened here because we thought he should know as, in essence, a personnel matter. under the new system the director of the cia reports to clapper. clapper is his boss, and they thought that clapper should know. he controls the security clearances. let him make the decision about whether it was proper to keep david petraeus on the job. obviously clapper felt it wasn't and told petraeus he ought to resign. >> i guess it's one of those cases once people know about it, the catch-22 is you have to do something about it or else you're part of the cover-up. maybe that's the way they look at it. pete williams, as always, thank you, sir
, the environment is never going to be better than it is today. let's go ahead and deal with this issue, put this issue largely in the rear view mirror, and let's focus on the greatness of this nation. >> all right. republican senator bob corker of tennessee. many thanks for your time. great to talk with you. >> thank you. >>> next up, a democrat who's a member of the budget committee will join me. what kind of a deal would he make with the gop to avoid the fiscal cliff? begin. tomato, obviously. haha. there's more than that though, there's a kick to it. wahlalalalallala! smooth, but crisp. it's kind of like drinking a food that's a drink, or a drink that's a food, woooooh! [ male announcer ] taste it and describe the indescribable. could've had a v8. i've been fortunate to win on golf's biggest stages. but when joint pain and stiffness from psoriatic arthritis hit, even the smallest things became difficult. i finally understood what serious joint pain is like. i talked to my rheumatologist and he prescribed enbrel. enbrel can help relieve pain, stiffness, and stop joint damage. because enbr
one to make, but we have been becoming a much more diverse nation. in that kind of environment, you cannot have a base that shrinks and expect for your party to expand its influence. it doesn't make any mathematical sense. i think eventually those folk who want there to be a republican party are going to have to make some adjustments along some of these demographic and identity lines we have been talking about. >> maybe dr. james peterson and julian epstein could explain this to the republican party. in the meantime, gentlemen, thank you very much indeed. next, oh, where have you gone allen west? a nation turns its lonely eye to you. stay with us. >> so keith ellison is a communist. >> soledad, you know something -- >> a communist? >> i'm talking about the fact -- >> tammy baldwin is a communist. >> you can call it whatever you want. >> but i want to know what you're calling it. >> i'm talking about their beliefs. i'm calling it this. communist, progressive, marxist, socialist. >>> time for the "your business" entrepreneur of the week. kathleen and susan are encouraging customers to
says much of the money bp has agreed to pay will be used to restore the environment in the gulf. we'll be right back with a tense exchange that just took place with some developing news actually in a hearing on the benghazi attacks. we'll play that for us right after this quick break. d also cs by making it without 100% real cheddar cheese. but then...it wouldn't be stouffer's mac & cheese. just one of over 70 satisfying recipes for one from stouffer's. a wit takes some doing.sn't just happen. some coordinating. and a trip to the one place with the new ideas that help us pull it all together. from the things that hang and shine... ...to the things that sparkle and jingle. all while saving the things that go in our wallet. more saving. more doing. that's the power of the home depot. create a musical light show with the maestro mouse voice- activated ornament. woman: what do you mean, homeowners insurance doesn't cover floods? [ heart rate increases ] man: a few inches of water caused all this? [ heart rate increases ] woman #2: but i don't even live near the water. what you don't kno
think not. he grew up in an environment in the military where one of the first things you learn is that bad news doesn't get any better with age. the best thing you can do is tell the boss bad news as soon as it happens or as soon as possible after it happens, because it can't be fixed later the older it gets. the worse it gets, the noisier it gets, and the -- and eventually the inevitable is going to happen anyway. it's best to cut sooner rather than later if if you really love the country and really think what you're doing is important. even if you're pressured by the white house, the best thing to do is to get out early. >> and quickly because just one minute leicht. andrea said he's expected to testify before the cia. this investigation with benghazi, do you see any parallels, anything that might also have factored in with na resignation? >> well, of course, there's a link. i think at some juncture if he told the truth he would say he didn't have as much to do when on the ground, what went on on the ground as people think. a large number, the majority maybe all of the decisi
at the fored. >> i think issues, the environment seems to be one of them. talk about the one from hawaii. . this solid liberal voting recorder, supporter of renewable energy. tammy bald wynn voted for cap and trade. heidi hide camp. i mean we might see a bipartisan bill forged to deal with energy led by women. >> if it comes to climate change i think the woman who might have the most to do with a wake-up call is named sandy on this one. so -- >> sandy really was a male or a female male. >> i thought it was female. you think not? >> it's up to -- >> i thought -- >> but let's go -- >> in terms of sparking that bloomberg endorsement of the president and giving climate change in to the mix of it, very end of the campaign, it does race a question of whether -- >> shout out to president victory's speech. that issue is back. >> dramatic way because of the hurricane. i think what the women have especially tammy baldwin froms the house, they have a running start, elizabeth warren knows washington, how it works, and the republicans they just didn't confirm her to be head of the consumer financial
environment for investment. it's a balance. but we feel that we're on the right track. >> you know, when you have u.s. lawmakers are seeing what happened to your economy doing the austerity measures, it's given pause to how we handle our own fiscal issues. and why there is this sense of -- that the united states is afraid of doing -- being as astere as you guys were. basically you went back into recession. >> we now emerged from it. we cross our fingers we will stay out of it. you have advantages. you have the reserve currency. you're the biggest economy in the world. we did not have that. we're not part of the eurozone. if we had not stuck with the deficit reduction program our borrowing cost for sterling would have gone through the roof whereas partly because, largely because of the program that he is pursuing now, he can borrow money for the british state at lower rates than possible in 600 years. that makes a difference. >> let's talk about the two big crises that i think are going to be on the desks of this alliance, if you will, and that's syria and iran. first of all, in syria e what
're in a changing environment, as you just noeted, when you're losing the cuban vote in florida, that's a brand-new day in american politics for the gop. >> they should have been listening to you. michael steele and steve elmendorf, thank you very much. >>> and this veterans day marnt the fuirst time in a decade in which there are no soldiers fighting in iraq. >> this 9/11 generation that stepped forward after the towers fell and in the years sense have stepped into history. running one of the greatest chapters of military service our country has ever known. tour after tour, year after year, you and your families have done all that this country has asked. you've done that and more. >> joseph carnes goodwin is a member of that post-9/11 generation that served in iraq and afghanistan and joins me now from boston. joe, great to see you. tell me about what made you want to serve and you did two tours, i think? >> that's right. one in iraq and one in afghanistan. >> and one in afghanistan. you, obviously, we've known for you for a long time. your parents, doris kearns goodwin, and your father, of co
's goal. he wanted to do it in a safe environment. toure. >> thanks, kristen. right now we have andrea mitchell that broke the story about general petraeus resigning because of an extra-marital affair. andrea, tell us what's going on. >> sorry. there's a lot of noise that's going on in the newsroom. my apologies. a letter that he has sent to the work force says that he has made a terrible mistake and has had an extra-marital affair, that this compromises not just the judgment of his personal life but clearly the kind of service in the silent service, the cia, and it was an untenable situation and he has resigned and that the president has accepted that resignation, tour reechlt toure. >> andrea, what else do you know about what's going on right for you with general petraeus? >> we know that the letter has gone out to the work force to tell them that this was all about his personal indiscretion. the clear signal is that this was not about benghazi. he's not resigning as any kind of admission of flaws or faults in the intelligence gathering on benghazi. although there will be in the hous
of moving on, i think it's going to be tough, but i think the president was right that the environment's different. and i think his remarks later today, which are a huge deal in this process, i think will reflect the fact that he sees a different environment, a different possibility. the senate's ready to do a deal. and speaker boehner is a big part of the final solution, and i think he looks like he's ready to do a deal. >> i think just to get you off the hook a little bit, i think one of the keys here is what you didn't anticipate and very few people anticipated was not just that obama would win, but that he would win as decisively as he won and that the republicans would face the setbacks they faced in the senate and that so much of the political environment that's not just the presidential but across the board would be such a repudiation, such a chastening moment for republicans. that's been a big part of why the fever might break because it's broader. >> the senate defeats for me were far more chilling. >> right. >> as a republican. again, we absorbed it the first night. i remembe
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